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Damien Shatord
12-27-2009, 03:46 PM
I shot this video a few weeks back..
We built a circular dolly around a set of fluorescent lights.
The band played played at half speed and then fixed in post to give a chaotic feel.
Shot for a grand total of $300NZD



12-28-2009, 06:52 PM
Really good!

One crit would be one that I see often - while the vocals are obviously sung with some 'gusto', he looks like he's just talking them instead of really delivering them.
The only other one I have is that we rarely see their faces.

A question: how did you play the tune at half speed?
I was gonna import into an audio program, stretch it, then save it but maybe there is an easier way to do it.

Damien Shatord
12-29-2009, 12:17 AM

Fair criticism and its a mistake that i learn't from.. Originally I wanted to be subtle with the half speed double speed trick, but I realised in post that there is no subtleties in punk.. should've just got them to scream some.
As far as half speed audio I took it into Audacity but i belive you can do it in garageband.. also it helps to correct the pitch once its slow.


12-29-2009, 09:07 AM
Hey Damien,

This is a cool idea and set up. It looked great!

What were the top ends of the flourescent tubes connected to? Do you have any behind the scenes photos/videos? I think it would actually be a cool idea for a 'light chamber' for an action short.

Damien Shatord
12-29-2009, 07:58 PM
Hey man, Thanks a lot.
The tops of the lights were still all connected as they came but needed to lengthen one wire. Then just gaffed it all together and ran it down the back.. hope that helps..

heres a couple of stills


12-30-2009, 08:49 AM
Sweet. That helps greatly. I showed the video to my girl and she thought it looked great as well. Very creative.

And the pictures were great! Thanks again.